Small Animal

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4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Surgical techniques presented include: how to localize parathyroid disease prior to gland removal, ways to prevent aspiration pneumonia or postoperative respiratory distress in dogs undergoing laryngeal tieback or palate resection, and tricks to stimulate healing of chronic wounds.


Caroline Constant, DMV

Université de Montréal

The face of the food animal production in Quebec is particular to our culture and different from everywhere else in the world. Living in a mainly dairy industry, I got naturally more involved and interested in that field of expertise. My main area of interest in the dairy industry is the curative side of the production. Veterinarians increasingly abandon this side of medicine but I think it remains one of the most important.
Following my years as a veterinary student at the Université de Montréal, I completed an farm animal internship before working worked in New Brunswick as a large animal veterinarian. It allowed me to develop a more precise passion of curative medicine being surgery. I Although I truly appreciated the proximity with the clients, I pursued my passion for surgery. I came back to the University of Montreal in January 2016 in a new role: bovine ACVS surgery resident. I’m also currently complete a Master program in the orthopedic field: cranial cruciate ligament replacement in cattle.
I belong to a group of outstanding interns and residents that are resourceful with a great team spirit. Being always surrounded by faculty member and boarded specialists, I have the opportunity to gain an incredible amount of knowledge as well as technical skills every day.
The career goals are to provide the state-of-the-art care to all my patients, practice a medicine with the highest standards possible and help to advance and improve veterinary medicine through teaching. I also wish to become a better leader to share my passion for farm animal medicine and surgery, to the height of the passion that was transmitted to me by my mentors at the beginning of my veterinary career.


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Chad W. Schmiedt, DVM, DACVS-SA

University of Georgia

Dr. Chad Schmiedt received his DVM from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, followed by internships at the University of Tennessee and the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center. Dr. Schmiedt completed a surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and remained there as a clinical instructor for several years. In 2007, Dr. Schmiedt returned to UGA to join the Faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine as a soft tissue surgeon. Dr. Schmiedt is currently a Professor in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and section head of Small Animal Surgery and Anesthesia. Clinically, Dr. Schmiedt enjoys all aspects of soft tissue surgery including oncologic, minimally invasive, and urogenital surgery. Dr. Schmiedt also runs the renal transplantation program at the University of Georgia. Dr. Schmiedt’s current research interests include responses of the kidney to injury, the relationship between acute and chronic renal disease, application of stem cells in kidney disease, and methods to improve surgical education.


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Bryden J. Stanley, BVMS, MVetSc, DACVS

Associate Professor and Section Head, Surgery
Michigan State University

Dr. Bryden J. Stanley is an Associate Professor and Section Chief of Surgery in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University, in Australia in 1982. She was in practice for 2 years, then returned to Murdoch to become a surgical intern in 1985. She followed her internship with a position as Surgical Registrar at the University of Sydney. From 1987 to 1990, Dr. Stanley completed an ACVS Surgery Residency training and Master’s Degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Following residency, Dr. Stanley was on faculty at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and has also worked as a Scientific Communications Manager for Mars Petcare. Dr. Stanley came to Michigan State University in 1998, where she has played an active role in teaching, research and clinical surgery. Stanley’s clinical interests are in all aspects of soft tissue surgery, particularly upper respiratory, wound management and cutaneous reconstructive techniques. Dr. Stanley runs two research labs – in upper respiratory diseases and wound healing for which she runs numerous clinical trials. Her current upper respiratory studies are laryngeal paralysis polyneuropathy in Labradors and Newfoundlands, Norwich terrier upper airway syndrome and the brachycephalic upper airway. Her current wound healing studies are in incisional negative pressure wound therapy and amniotic membranes. She publishes frequently, has received many teaching awards and lectures widely at a national and international level.


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